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Bon Iver

Bon Iver


Famous as :

Folk band

Birth Date :


Birth Place :

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "For Emma, Forever Ago" (2007)


Early 2012 was a glorious period for Bon Iver but the hard work began more than seven years earlier. Singer-songwriter Justin Vernon led quartet DeYarmon Edison which hit local clubs in Raleigh, N.C. The band hit rough patch, artistic-wise, and disbanded in summer 2006. Vernon was back in Wisconsin and secluded himself for three months in his father's cabin to let his creative juice flow out.

"For Emma, Forever Ago" was conceived during this period and recorded independently in July 2007. "When I made For Emma, it was my last chance to see if I could sit down and make something, for myself, that was beautiful," Vernon recalled. The album received a very positive review from indie internet publication Pitchfork and it led to an appearance at the CMJ Music Marathon as well as label offers.

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Video: Members of Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and The Strokes Form Supergroup for Charity

September 22, 2014 07:57:57 GMT

formed a one-off supergroup with some members of and at the third annual Pop Vs. Jock charity basketball game on Saturday, September 20. The band called the Pop All Star Band performed together during halftime of the game held at the McGill Sports Complex in Montreal.

Justin Vernon Has No Plan for New Bon Iver Album as He 'Doesn't Write Songs Anymore'

September 04, 2013 08:37:36 GMT

Justin Vernon admits that he has no plan to record new music with his Grammy award-winning band, . "I don't really write songs anymore," the musician said during an interview on Australian radio station Triple J.

Video Premiere: Kanye West's 'Lost in the World' Ft. Bon Iver

May 05, 2012 01:24:38 GMT

's music video for his song "Lost in the World", which features vocals by Justin Vernon, has gone viral. The newly-released clip sees the rap mogul performing on a mirrored ground with clouds reflected on it. Some females in plain white tees restlessly dance to the song in a frantic choreography.

'Supernatural' 7.21 Preview: Castiel Is Awake and Gets Slapped

April 28, 2012 04:32:27 GMT

Castiel () is back in the next episode of "" after being left in the psychiatric ward in "The Born-Again Identity". Meg calls Dean and Sam that the former angel wakes up from his comatose and is talking, but soon he has to face an angry lady who gives him a slap in the face.

New Orleans Jazz Festival on Day 1: The Beach Boys, Bon Iver and Many More

April 28, 2012 04:01:19 GMT

The 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was officially opened on Friday, April 27. The likes of , and took the stages scattered at the Fair Grounds Race Course to cater hundreds of revelers with a lot of good music.

Kevin Feige Explains Why Ant-Man Is Excluded From 'The Avengers'

April 16, 2012 04:00:10 GMT

Kevin Feige has explained why Ant-Man is excluded from "" despite the fact that the hero is a regular member of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the original comic books. The Marvel Studios President of Production claimed that the exclusion was made because director Edgar Wright was too slow in delivering a standalone "" movie.

New Battle Scenes Found in 'Amazing Spider-Man' International Trailer

April 16, 2012 03:10:11 GMT

Some fresh action-packed scenes are unveiled in a new international trailer for "". The Japanese promo video offers never-before-seen fight scenes between Spidey and the Lizard, as well as unveils a more comprehensive look at Peter Parker's origin as his parents left him when he was a child.

First Look at the Bondurant Trio in John Hillcoat's 'Lawless'

April 16, 2012 02:37:36 GMT

A first look at all three Boundurant brothers in John Hillcoat's "" has been uncovered. Coming out through the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the still features , and on what looks like a pick-up truck while wearing period costumes complete with round hats.

Coachella 2012: Radiohead and Bon Iver Hype Up the Crowd on Day Two

April 16, 2012 02:32:05 GMT

Day two of this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival saw the return of and . The British rock band, who last graced the polo fields in 2004, took the stage by storm on Saturday, April 14 night with their epic two-hour set after the indie folk band founded by Justin Vernon warmed up the crowd with their emotive set.

Video Premiere: Bon Iver's 'Towers'

February 28, 2012 06:23:44 GMT

has debuted a music video for latest single "Towers". The clip is directed by Nabil Elderkin who helmed Iver's "Holocene" visuals. While the "Holocene" video follows a little cave boy visiting some breathtaking spots in Iceland, this new one sees a bearded man making his way through the forest and shoreline.

Justin Vernon Approves Justin Timberlake's Bon Iver Skit on 'SNL'

February 20, 2012 09:00:54 GMT

Justin Vernon gave his thumbs-up to "" skit which features impersonating . "Holy s**t, i was just watching SNL and JT did a Bon Iver hilarious thing!" the lead singer tweeted.

Artist of the Week: Bon Iver

February 20, 2012 05:53:53 GMT

became the talks of the town after the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The band fronted by Justin Vernon were among the few who walked home with more than one coveted kudo at the prestigious music event.

The Beach Boys, Radiohead, Bon Iver, RHCP and More Lined Up for 2012 Bonnaroo

February 15, 2012 01:28:57 GMT

With summer fast approaching, Bonnaroo announces its 2012 lineup. Fresh off their performance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, are tapped as musical guests along with this year's Grammy Best New Artist . They are also joined by and .

Report: Family Considers Sending Whitney Houston's Daughter to Rehab

February 13, 2012 04:53:35 GMT

's daughter with seems to have left others worried sick about her in the wake of the singer's sudden passing. Family of Bobbi Kristina, according to TMZ, is considering to send her to rehab out of fear that the 18-year-old girl might be suicidal.

First 'Breaking Dawn II' Clip Highlights Bella and Edward's Heart-to-Heart Moment

February 13, 2012 04:10:10 GMT

The first look at a scene from "" has been revealed during the Blu-ray and DVD release of "" at selected Target stores. The sneak peek gives a look at a heart-to-heart moment between newly-minted vampire Bella and her husband Edward.

Grammys 2012: Bon Iver Beat Nicki Minaj as Best New Artist Winner

February 13, 2012 04:05:26 GMT

Though they didn't perform at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, managed to hit the stage. They were announced that Sunday night to collect a prize for winning Best New Artist. Justin Vernon and his bandmates won over , , and . They were presented the award by and .

Bon Iver Refuse to Sing at Grammys: I Don't Think They Wanted Us to Play

February 04, 2012 02:30:31 GMT

While other artists might be eager to perform at Grammy Awards, the guys from were quite the opposite. A week shy of the live telecast, it's revealed that they had turned down the offer to sing at the prestigious event. In an interview with Billboard, they explained the situation which forced them to say no.

Zooey Deschanel, Channing Tatum Hooked for 'SNL' Debut

January 11, 2012 17:41:50 GMT

The next episodes of "" will present artists who will be making their debuts. , , and have all signed up to make their first appearances on the show in February.

New Videos: Bon Iver's 'Holocene' and Tori Amos' 'Carry'

August 19, 2011 08:07:19 GMT

debut their "Holocene" music video almost at the same time premieres her "Carry" clip. Although coming from different music acts, the two videos have something in common; various shots of beautiful landscapes.

Video Premiere: Bon Iver's 'Calgary'

June 16, 2011 08:01:37 GMT

have just dropped a music video in support of his latest single "Calgary". The dark, yet romantic and enigmatic clip follows a young woman as she wakes up in an underground bed, makes her way out of the ground, and meets sun with the other youngsters.

'Game of Thrones' 1.02 Preview: A War Is Coming

April 18, 2011 08:54:45 GMT

HBO has finally premiered "" on Sunday, April 17, followed with a release of preview to the second episode. Things are getting complicated with Bran's fate remains in doubt after witnessing a love affair.

Fresh Clip of Keira Knightley's 'Last Night' Goes Online

April 18, 2011 08:26:16 GMT

Fresh "" clip is now available online. In the one-minute video, 's Joanna has a dinner with Griffin Dunne's Truman in a local restaurant, where she is pressed with questions about her personal life and her husband.

Kanye West Closes Coachella Music Festival With Bon Iver

April 18, 2011 08:19:26 GMT

2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is coming to an end. The three-day summer music event was closed on Sunday night, April 17 with live theatrical performances by . When the lights were on, a number of female dancers filled the stage and broke into a choreographed number.

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